Analysis of NOx Conversion using a Quasi 2-DNH3 3-SCR Model with Detailed Reactions

Jin Kusaka, Hiroyuki Shimao, Hiroki Yano, Takanori Murasaki, Naotaka Koide, Hiroyasu Kawauchi, Yoshifumi Kato

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We have constructed a quasi-2 dimensional NH 3-SCR model with detailed surface reactions to analyze the NOx conversion mechanism and reasons for its inhibition at low temperatures. The model consists of seven detailed surface reactions proposed by Grozzale et al., and calculates longitudinal gas flow, gas phase-catalyst phase mass transfer, and mass diffusion within the catalyst phase in the depth dimension. Using the model, we have analyzed the results of pulsed ammonia (NH 3) feed tests at various catalyst temperatures, and results show that ammonium nitrate (NH 4NO 3) is the inhibitor in NH 3-SCR reactions at low temperatures. In addition, we found that cutting the supply of NH 3 causes decomposition of NH 4NO 3, providing surface ammonia (NH 4 +), which rapidly reacts with adjacent NOx, leading to an instantaneous rise in nitrogen (N 2) formation. However, the decomposition rate of NH 4NO 3 depends on the catalyst temperature, hence an optimum addition of reductants, depending on the NH 4NO 3 formation/decomposition rate (and thus catalyst temperature) is required to maximize the NOx conversion efficiency of SCR catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-358
Number of pages7
JournalSAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan

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Catalysts
Surface reactions
Decomposition
Ammonia
Temperature
Conversion efficiency
Flow of gases
Nitrates
Mass transfer
Nitrogen
Gases

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Analysis of NOx Conversion using a Quasi 2-DNH3 3-SCR Model with Detailed Reactions. / Kusaka, Jin; Shimao, Hiroyuki; Yano, Hiroki; Murasaki, Takanori; Koide, Naotaka; Kawauchi, Hiroyasu; Kato, Yoshifumi.

In: SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, Vol. 5, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 352-358.

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Kusaka, Jin ; Shimao, Hiroyuki ; Yano, Hiroki ; Murasaki, Takanori ; Koide, Naotaka ; Kawauchi, Hiroyasu ; Kato, Yoshifumi. / Analysis of NOx Conversion using a Quasi 2-DNH3 3-SCR Model with Detailed Reactions. In: SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 352-358.
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